Simplicity, aggression and a deft production team led to WWE hitting a high note with Brock Lesnar and John Cena just before SummerSlam.
The biggest match of the biggest event of the summer received focus aplenty. The result was a buildup that should be mimicked in the future.
WWE adding Kevin Steen to its indy-flavored developmental system, the WWE Network's expansion and two outstanding NXT bouts rounded out the week's best offerings. Inattention aimed at the tag team division provided the opposite.
Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and The Usos found themselves watching the spotlight shine on other Superstars.
In the final stretches of the road to SummerSlam, what matches and moments most entertained? Which of WWE's choices deserved to be celebrated or blasted? The following recap of the week that was in WWE answers those questions.